American Legion Department of Missouri announced the Charter of Satellite Service Post911 at Department Conference this weekend. 911’s Temporary Charter was signed October 5, 2011. Post 911 represents the 21st Century Blueprint for American Legions as it uses the technology of the day to keep their members connected,regardless of location.
Their Charter members include wounded warriors, female veterans, and veterans from Vietnam to current eras and active duty military, including members deployed to Afghanistan. This Post doubled its membership in less than two months by attending a USO sponsored event for the wounded warriors in San Diego,CA where Post911’s 1st Vice Commander Richard Farrand spoke briefly about the Heroes to Hometowns Program and introduced Post911 to the military community at this event. The USO was impressed to learn of this type of Post and sponsored those in attendance who desired to become a part of the American Legion’s new 21st Century Post 911.
Post 911‘s Commander is Vietnam Era USCG veteran Cathy Cross of Fort Wayne, IN who has worked diligently for the past 2 years to bring this vision to fruition. “It is an honor to be a part of the Department of Missouri who so graciously embraced our concept for today’s American Legion Post. OIF/OEF era veterans seem to prefer the convenience and the recognition they receive as being among our forward thinking membership.”
We made our Post motto “Wherever you are, there we serve”, because, it’s how we roll,” Cross stated. “Straight from the gate we have a National Super 8 Pin winner and two Department recruiting award winners. It’s time to get back to the basics of Service and enjoy the new energy. We love our members, and they love us back by serving our veterans with random acts of kindness every day. It’s easy to be a part of our Post. We’re everywhere you need us to be.”
– Cathy Cross, Commander, Satellite Service Post 911, Department of Missouri.
Photo courtesy of Cmdr Cross